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Poster: Visual16 Date: Mar 20, 2005 3:59pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Converting Mpwg2 to AVI?

Could I ask, why AVI? Seems like I am always trying to get anything and everything into MPEG because the editing maintains the best picture quality (such as MOV, AVI, FLC, etc). Are you trying to build web-ready popups or thumbnails?
Definately try TMpeg free, it might convert back to AVI and also is one of the few that can stretch to any frame size you want in all formats.
Talking Windows here.

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Poster: wildstar Date: Mar 20, 2005 4:29pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Converting Mpeg2 to AVI?

Mpeg2 isn't an editing format.

If I can convert these Mpeg2 files from the archives into an uncompressed or even DV AVI (better than mpeg, or Quicktime) than I can edit them no problem in Premier.

My final Output will be DVD (Mpeg2 again) so I want to retain the highest level image until I have to reconvert it back to Mpeg2. This subject has been brought up here before, but from a Mac perspective. The software solutions don't apply to me.

Any PC users out there?

This post was modified by wildstar on 2005-03-21 00:29:22

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Mar 20, 2005 4:44pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Converting Mpeg2 to AVI?

You might also try the Ulead Video Studio 8(Win) to switch them over. You're right about editable Mpeg-2. I have been using a trick workaround where I get the file to 1:1 aspect and drop the interlacing temporarily and use SVCD specs which can be either interlaced or non-interlaced (either works and is a vague spec for SVCD). In post, I resize and reinterlace for DVD with Ulead.
I tried it the other day with AVGeeks "200" and got the film a lot closer to red white and blue ( the blue turned sort of greenish from age) and on playback not a pixel was missing. But if I put a standard Mpeg-2 into TMpeg it would crash it immediately. A lot of editors like Pinnacle are discontinuing import of interlaced files, maybe because of difficulty in stream, maybe because of DVD piracy issues.